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A green energy source might one day come from the big brown pile behind your barn.
Posted by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Nov 14, 2021
According to Italian researchers, horse manure could be a clean and efficient biofuel—provided scientists can determine how to dry it out first.
Stored feces and manure contain high quantities of water—80% and 66%, respectively—which is far too much for the biomass to burn well. When the raw material is dry, though, it creates such a high-producing energy source that it might be worth investing the energy to dry the piles and combust them in a furnace, said Luca Da Lio, in the University of Padova’s Department of Industrial Engineering, in Italy...
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